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"I’m embarrassed to be a Republican”

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"I’m embarrassed to be a Republican”

Postby jonnygothispen » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:35 am

http://www.salon.com/2013/04/10/kid_roc ... epublican/

“People get paid $100 million to throw a baseball! Shouldn’t we all take less and pass some of that money onto others? Think about firefighters, teachers and policemen. We should celebrate people that are intellectually smart and trying to make this world a better place.”

The rock star is trying to cap ticket prices to his shows at $20, “share beer, parking, hot dogs,” reserve rows for friends and designate the next 16 rows for paperless ticketing. The latter, though, is where he’s running into trouble with his party.

From Rolling Stone:

“That’s one of the times I’m fucking embarrassed to be a Republican,” he seethes. “It’s fucking Republican lawmakers passing those laws, you dumbasses. They already did it in New York and they’re trying to do it in Michigan. I’ve even called some of those guys to try and stop it.”
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Re: "I’m embarrassed to be a Republican”

Postby minicat » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:02 am

Hey Kid Rock, if you're so embarrassed, why are you still supporting the "dumbasses"?
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Re: "I’m embarrassed to be a Republican”

Postby Mean Scenester » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:12 pm

Cut him some slack, mini. He's just not that "intellectually smart."
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Re: "I’m embarrassed to be a Republican”

Postby fisticuffs » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:37 pm

I appreciate the effort Mr. Kid but it doesn't make up for you being Kid Rock. Why doesn't that also embarrass him? Maybe it's the huge piles of money.
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Re: "I’m embarrassed to be a Republican”

Postby rabble » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:54 pm

Okay so lemme see if I understand.

He's having some sort of trouble controlling some of the prices to some of the seats at his own concerts, and it's because of the Republicans, and if only he could sell those seats at the prices he wants to, everything would be fine.

But he can't, so we should think of the firefighters and teachers and cops and all those other intellectually smart people.

Well yeah. Of course that's embarrassing.
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Re: "I’m embarrassed to be a Republican”

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:57 pm

Did Kid Rock cancel a concert in Madison because no one wanted to see him?
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Re: "I’m embarrassed to be a Republican”

Postby gargantua » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:37 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Did Kid Rock cancel a concert in Madison because no one wanted to see him?

I'm thinking no one cares enough to find out.
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Re: "I’m embarrassed to be a Republican”

Postby penquin » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:44 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Did Kid Rock cancel a concert in Madison because no one wanted to see him?


Slow ticket sales was the reason given for the cancellation.
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Re: "I’m embarrassed to be a Republican”

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:16 pm

And the difference between "no one wanted to see him" and "slow tickets sales" is...?
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Re: "I’m embarrassed to be a Republican”

Postby oranger » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:22 pm

I would see Kid Rock for $20. I would stay home if the ticket is $30.
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Re: "I’m embarrassed to be a Republican”

Postby penquin » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:50 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:And the difference between "no one wanted to see him" and "slow tickets sales" is...?


One is "no ticket sales" and the other is "slow ticket sales"


For real: you asked a question which you honestly appeared to be unsure about so I provided an honest answer. Get off my dick, 'k?
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Re: "I’m embarrassed to be a Republican”

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:56 pm

My, you are a sensitive sort. Kinda like the old pp.

You replied to my post and I replied in turn. That's all.
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Re: "I’m embarrassed to be a Republican”

Postby Remember_Me » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:24 pm

I'd pay $20 to see pp and Hank duke it out live at the Barrymore.

But not $30.
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Re: "I’m embarrassed to be a Republican”

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:03 pm

Nah. I think if we ever met, we'd shake hands, have a beer and split a bowl.

The next day will be back at it on the forum.
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Re: "I’m embarrassed to be a Republican”

Postby john_titor » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:10 pm

"Kid Rock (Robert James Ritchie) was born in Michigan and has an estimated net worth of $37 million dollars."
http://www.celebritynetworth.com/riches ... net-worth/
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